Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Birmingham Botanical Gardens is Alabama’s largest living museum with more than 12,000 different plants in its living collections. The Gardens’ 67.5 acres contains 25+ unique gardens, 30+ works of original outdoor sculpture and miles of serene paths. The Gardens features the largest public horticulture library in the U.S., conservatories, a wildflower garden, two rose gardens, […]

 
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Cumberland Caverns

A US National Natural Landmark, Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville TN is Tennessee’s largest show cave and full of adventure!  Discovered in 1810, the cave has welcomed thousands of visitors and hundreds of tour groups for an unforgettable underground experience. Cumberland Caverns maintains a pleasant, constant temperature of 56º and displays some of the largest underground rooms and […]

 
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Oakmulgee Ranger District

The National Forest commission created the Oakmulgee Purchase Unit, located south of Centreville, January 21, 1935. The area was first settled in the early 1800’s. At that time, stands of timber were cleared for agricultural purposes and to build homes. What is now known as the Oakmulgee Ranger District was about 60 percent cut-over land. […]

 
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Red Mountain Park

Red Mountain Park, a nonprofit organization, offers 1,500 wooded acres located in Birmingham, 3 miles west of I-65 (Lakeshore Parkway Exit #255).  Visitors enjoy 17 miles of walking, hiking and mountain biking trails, Remy’s Dog Park and five exciting outdoor adventures: the Red Ore Zip Tour, the Hugh Kaul Beanstalk Forest, the 80-foot climbing/rappelling Kaul […]

 
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Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is located in Pinson, Alabama, only 15 miles north of Birmingham, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve’s 466-acre’s are home some of the most stunning and unique beauty found anywhere in the Southeast. TCNP was established through a partnership between Alabama’s Forever Wild Program and the Freshwater Land Trust and is co-managed by the […]

 
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Lakeshore Trail

The Lakeshore Trail (also known as the Homewood Shades Creek Greenway) is a paved 6 mile out and back trail located in Homewood and is good for all skill levels. The trail is used by walkers, runners, bikers and dogs. It might not be the hike you are looking for with your Troop but this is perfect […]

 
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Homewood Forest Preserve

Homewood Forest Preserve has 65 acres of old growth forest on the north side of Shades Mountain and between Old Montgomery Highway and Homewood High School. Species in the lower section of the preserve include northern red oak, white oak, beech, shag bark hickory, green ash, dogwood and hop horn beam to name a few. […]

 
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Boulder Canyon Nature Trail & Nature Area

This is a short trail located between Vestavia Hills Elementary Central and the Vestavia Hills Library. It is true gem of a trail located right beside Highway 31 at 1289 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35216. The Nature Area began as 13 acres donated to the city in 1962 for use as a bird sanctuary by Hortense […]

 
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DeSoto Scout Trail (DST)

DeSoto Scout Trail is a 16 mile scenic trail that follows the West Fork of Little River.The DST starts at Comer Scout Reservation in the North, goes through DeSoto State Park and into Little River Canyon National Preserve, where the majority of the trail is located. For More Information http://alltrails.com/trail/us/alabama/desoto-scout-trail https://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=HGS282-048  

 
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Cathedral Caverns Trails

Cathedral Caverns State Park is a great place to visit. There is on site camping that is appropriate for a cub scout pack. Boy Scouts may want to camp in a more rustic area. If you are visiting the caves, there are four short trails that start around the entrance to the state park. Download […]

 
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